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EEC Council supplemented list of goods imported into the EAEU free of duty to tackle coronavirus infection and approved lifting ban on exporting a number of products and materials

EEC Council supplemented list of goods imported into the EAEU free of duty to tackle coronavirus infection and approved lifting ban on exporting a number of products and materials

6/3/2020

During the meeting held on June 3, the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission decided to temporarily zero import duties on expendable personal protective equipment and certain types of goods used for manufacturing medicinal products, disinfectants and medical devices. The list of these products includes, in particular, orthophosphoric acid, hydrogen peroxide, polymer film, disposable caps and so on. The Decision shall come into effect after 10 calendar days have elapsed from the date of its official publication.

Besides, the EEC Council has approved lifting the ban on exporting hospital sheeting, a number of textile material types, cotton wool, band-aids and other products from the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union. A final decision on the issue will be taken by the EEC Board.

For reference

The list of goods imported into the Union’s customs territory free of duty to ensure that measures to prevent and avert spreading coronavirus infection are implemented by the Member States was set by Decision No. 21 of the EEC Council dated March 16, 2020. The relevant exemption is granted until September 30 this year. Moreover, Decision No. 41 of the EEC Board dated March 24, 2020 has introduced a ban on exporting personal protective equipment, protective agents and disinfectants, products for medical use and materials from the EAEU until the same date.